Led by multiple stakes winners Shakita (ARG), Azarenka and Valiant Emilia (PER), Sunday’s US$200,000 Clasico Cesar Del Rio (G3) at Hipodromo de Moterrico is one of firsts for the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series: the first “Win and You’re In” ever held in Peru and the first ever Challenge qualifier for a starting position into the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff to be run outside of the United States.
94 days and counting
Friday, June 20, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
As an added benefit to the new Breeders’ Cup Challenge website http://challenge.breederscup.com/ NBC Sports analyst Randy Moss will provide weekly “Randy’s Rankings” of the contenders for this year’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, which be held November 1 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and will be televised live and in primetime on NBC.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Randy Patterson’s 6-year-old Moonshine Mullin became the first horse to earn an automatic qualifying berth into this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic after scoring a 1 ¾ length victory under Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel over the favored Will Take Charge in the Stephen Foster Handicap presented by Abu Dhabi (GI) at Churchill Downs Saturday evening.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino’s 6-year-old gelding Obviously (IRE) gained an automatic berth back to the Breeders’ Cup Mile through the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series, following a dominant, front running victory Saturday in the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (GI) on turf at Santa Anita Park.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 12, 2014) – Led by 2013 Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up Will Take Charge, Revolutionary and Departing, the first Breeders’ Cup Challenge automatic qualifying position for the $5 million Classic is on the line Saturday evening at Churchill Downs with the 33rd running of the $500,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (GI).